Maybe itís time for those running for office to make simplification of the tax code an issue in upcoming elections.
Next time you meet someone, give them the greatest gift you can give anyone — just listen. It’s an expression of love. Read more »
Pope Francis has delivered to Congress his State of the Soul address — historically sophisticated, gracefully appropriate, morally ambitious — and I'm all for making it a yearly ritual,... Read more »
Lowell Bennion was called a "model of service" and "Utah’s Mother Teresa." He wrote, “If we thought of life as a gift, we might not demand nearly as much from it." Read more »
By adroitly probing a genuine fear of vaccinations, Trump is getting the attention he wants but he is also making it more likely that some of our children will contract preventable diseases that... Read more »
Our people are Utah's secret sauce for success, and quality education for our young people is the key to Utah's future success. Read more »
Utah legislators would be wise to reflect upon cautionary tales from Massachusetts before considering bringing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion to the Beehive State. Read more »
When prices rise, Americans demand investigations. When prices come down again, people smile, exhale and act as if they knew all along there was nothing to worry about. Read more »
Utah’s senators and representatives have to answer this question between now and Sept. 30. By the end of the month, they must pass a federal funding bill for the next year or face a possible... Read more »
While I can understand the appeal of Donald Trump to those of us who are frustrated with politics-as-usual in Washington, a Trump presidency would be a certain disaster, leaving this country... Read more »
There are many places difficult to escape, but few compare to the political ground between a rock and a hard place. Read more »
The American people deserve, at the least, some attempt by the moderators to have a serious discussion in the presidential election debates. Read more »
It is a sign of their intellectual and spiritual maturity that Liberty University leaders do not feel threatened by exposing their students to views different from their own. Read more »
Next month, Salt Lake City has the rare opportunity of hosting the World Congress of Families IX, which for the first time in its two-decade history will be held in the United States. Read more »
We need to improve Medicare and provide that to all Americans. It’s the patriotic, prudent and medically vital thing to do. Read more »
President Xi Jinping of China visits the U.S. this week amid both economic and political turmoil. The answer to these challenges should be continued openness in China for both its markets and its... Read more »
Thanks to the Indian government’s toilet building program, millions of people now have regular access to toilets for the first time. Although this sounds like a tremendous success,... Read more »
The state’s leaders have chosen premium assistance as the preferred route to further expanding health insurance and ensuring access to health care for all Utahns. A provider tax on hospitals,... Read more »
To the great disappointment of econo-nerds everywhere, the economy was almost entirely ignored during Wednesday's Republican presidential debate. There was almost nothing on jobs; nothing on... Read more »
Soon, there will be no one but the government to merge with. If health costs continue spiraling upward, insurers may be forced into a marriage with Uncle Sam. That's a wedding to which no patient... Read more »
It would be really nice if Republicans would rally around a candidate early and focus attacks on Democrats instead of each other, but that would be far too sensible. Read more »
Christians in the Middle East face genocide under the convert-or-die policy of the Islamic State as Christians suffer persecution under aggressive secularism in the West. The common demand is that... Read more »
Forgotten are the “nuts and bolts” priorities Salt Lake City Council members said residents wanted — to improve public safety, municipal services, street lighting and streets and... Read more »
Utah’s version of Medicaid expansion will provide health insurance coverage for Utah’s poor and needy. Most of the cost will be paid for by the federal government with tax money that we... Read more »
Kindness, courtesy and the expression of human warmth are gifts, precious gems we too seldom meet with. Yet they are easily bestowed. Read more »
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Various polls and new stories make it sound as if religion in America is in its death throes. It's easy to lose sight of the reality that most people do have religious convictions. ... Read more »
Before Salt Lake City considers any more separated bicycle lanes, it should have a more vigorous public outreach that considers all arguments first. Read more »
The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world — including China, North Korea and Vietnam — that permit abortions after 20 weeks. This policy is a reflection of American politics... Read more »
Dissatisfaction is high – in both parties. Whether a “new face” candidate can ride the wave into the White House or other offices remains to be seen. Read more »
Today, home sweet home increasingly is where the polling booth is. Your heart is where you put that check mark with a No. 2 pencil. Read more »
Utah has the lowest per capita health spending in the country. By relocating from Massachusetts to Utah, a company could spare itself and its workers an average $4,247 per employee in health spending. Read more »
Give your teenager the environment he needs to experience full, human development. Don’t let him lose his identity in a silicone prison. Read more »
Just because we don’t see a “transportation storm” brewing beneath the surface doesn’t mean it’s not there and growing each day. Proposition 1 will provide the peace... Read more »
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: With government shutdown avoided, focus shifts to Medicaid expansion
The scary prospect of a federal government shutdown has been avoided, making Halloween less frightening in Washington, D.C. But in Utah, Medicaid expansion has risen from the dead, terrifying the... Read more »
The Hubble telescope has increased the field of science astronomically. Its much more capable successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will do even more. Read more »
What is there to say about House Republicans' inability to get something right? With Kevin McCarthy's recent response to the simplest question about GOP accomplishments in Congress, the future may... Read more »
The LDS general conference week provides a view into contrasting religious practices. Read more »
Maybe it’s time for those running for office to make simplification of the tax code an issue in the upcoming national elections. Read more »
It is critical to the future of Utah for millennials to engage and contribute to the conversation about politics and public policy. Read more »
Elected local board member’s loyalty is to the taxpayer and not the bureaucracy. The passage of HB250 clarifies the responsibilities of local school board members. Read more »
The Export-Import Bank has become one of the most egregious examples of crony capitalism. It's authorization expired on June 30, 2015. Republicans should oppose Boehner's attempt to get it... Read more »
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